Kansas Agrees to a $1.4 Million Voter Registration Settlement With ACLU

A federal judge has ordered Kansas to pay more than $1.4 million in attorney fees and expenses after the courts struck down a state law pushed by former Secretary of State Kris Kobach that required people to prove their citizenship to register to … Continue reading

A Man Who Was Paralyzed During a Shooting Simulation Settles for $5.5 Million

Cody Saylor aimed his gun across the garage at the man who entered. It was supposed to be a simulation. Saylor played the aggressor, and Darin McMahon, his target. Saylor peered through the window of a car between them, and then shot — bang. It was louder than it … Continue reading

Kraft Foods Settles With the SEC Over Misstatements in Their Financial Reports for $62 Million

Recently, the SEC announced a settlement with Kraft Foods for $62 million and with two Kraft executives for financial reporting misstatements.  Along with the corporate settlement with Kraft, the SEC announced proposed settlements with Kraft’s former COO Eduardo Pelleissone and its … Continue reading

A Guide for Natural Disaster Claims

The number of lives lost from natural disasters can differ yearly; some years pass with relatively few deaths prior to a large disaster event takes too many innocent lives. According to Our World in Data, if you look at the … Continue reading

Chicago Settles a Lawsuit With Two Men Who Claim They Were Framed by a Detective for $20.5 Million

City attorneys are asking the City Council to approve a $20.5 million settlement for two men who spent 23 years in prison, after prosecutors agreed to dismiss all charges against them, amid claims they were framed by a disgraced former … Continue reading

Kansas Agrees to Pay the ACLU $1.9 Million to Settle a Lawsuit Over Baseless Voter Fraud Claims

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has agreed to pay the American Civil Liberties Union and other attorneys $1.9 million in fees and expenses for a five-year legal battle over an unconstitutional restriction on voter registrations. The high-profile lawsuit was filed 2016 … Continue reading

SDG&E Settles a Dispute Over a Botched Lightbulb Program for $51.6 Million

San Diego Gas & Electric has finalized an agreement regarding a botched lightbulb project that will see the utility refund $51.6 million to ratepayers and pay a $5.5 million fine. The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved a deal SDG&E reached … Continue reading

Troy, NY Approves a $1.55 Million Settlement for the Family of a Man Killed by Police

City council members unanimously approved a $1.55 million settlement with the widow of an unarmed man fatally shot by a patrol sergeant in 2016 during a meeting Thursday night with no discussion.  But it remains unclear if the city will release a … Continue reading

Idaho Receives a Portion of the $75 Million Bristol-Myers Squibb Settlement

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Idaho has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company overcharged the state Medicaid programs for drugs. The investigation resulted from a qui tam action filed in the … Continue reading

A Lawsuit Against a Colorado City Settles for $3 Million

Karen Garner and the City of Loveland have agreed to settle her claim against the city for $3 million, the city announced Wednesday. The City of Loveland said once finalized, the settlement will end Garner’s pending federal lawsuit stemming from … Continue reading